Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My Mom's Blog

Hi there!

So many of you left comments on my mom's card she sent me that I thought I would send you her blog to take a look so here it is:

Hit or Miss Creations and she just uploaded a bunch more yesterday

and while I'm at it, I'll send you over to my sister's as well so yes, talent runs in the family!!  :)

As My World Turns

Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 19, 2010

DH's Birthday Card

Thank goodness my DH doesn't have my blog.  hee hee This way I can post as his birthday is tomorrow and here is his birthday card today!  I did my first side step card, which you can find instructions for here and check out other samples at Splitcoast Stampers Gallery using "side step" as your search description.

The grass is a Magnolia stamp (hee hee), the rocks are from a rock wall that I cut out from a Magnolia stamp, the trees are Stampin' Up "Lovely As A Tree" and the 4-wheeler is from CTMH (thanks Cheri!).  Oh and the sentiment if from SU also.  I'm very happy with how it turned out and thank goodness cuz it took me a long time!

Stamps:  Magnolia, CTMH & SU
Paper: Bazzill
Embellishments:  Scrapper's Floss, Misc brads and Maya Road chipboard stars covered with Crackle gloss and corkboard paper.
Punches:  OMG I didn't use even one punch on this!!  Oh wait!  The little circles under the brown brads was Quickutz. 
Ink: Colored With Copics and Momento Ink

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My Valentine's Card from my Momma

Isn't this just the CUTEST EVAH?!!  My mom sent this to me and my DH for Valentine's Day.  She even did the inside with some bg paper and little butterflies!!  I LOVE this card!  It has so many extra's on it.  The gems in the center of the heart and the heart charm are so sweet!  Her coloring is dang perfect too!  I got her hooked on Copics.  I'd say sorry but she loves them.  hee hee 
Thanks mom!! MWAH!!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010


I am so excited!!  I just found out I won the Motivet challenge of 3 stamps for this card & sketch here

I would love to encourage you guys to join these challenges.  Their sketches make it easy to build a card and they only have about 30 - 40 entries a week!!  The chances of winning, or winning 2nd place is very very high!  2nd place is a random draw for 2 free stamps so it's anybody's game.

If you don't have a Motivet stamp, download the new cute kitty image right from their website (under Freebies on the l/h side) and join in. 

They are very generous and if you even comment on any post during the week, your name goes in for a random draw of 5 stamps.

*****************YES!  5 STAMPS!!*****************

I hope you'll play Week #6 challenge!  It's this sketch - cute or what?!!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Whiff Of Joy Challenge #66

For WOJ's # 66 challenge they gave us a sketch and I decided to use Fall Willow.  She's so adorable!  Thanks for the sketch Jane!  I love the BG's new "Origins" paper so much I thought I'd try it again!  I love how the paper has so many colors for you to pull from. 
I know a few people have mentioned giving a list of Copics or a picture so here is what I used.  It's a bit tough for me to make them all nice to show you because the Ciao markers don't have the lettering and numbers on the end but hopefully this gives you and idea. 

Stamps: Fall Willow from Whiff of Joy, Sentiment from My Favorite Things
Paper: Bazzill & Basic Grey's Origins
Embellishments: BG Opaline pearls, Michael's "Recollections" gemstone brad, Prima Flowers, Bazzill flower, misc pins, Wright's lace from Walmart and spacers from The Hobby House (UK)
Punches: Quickutz circles, Martha Stewart border and Labels 4 nestie.
Ink: Colored With Copics and Momento Ink

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Tasty Read & Sketch Saturday #89

I just LOVE Elisabeth Bell's new digi image called A Tasty Read.  So cute!  You can buy it from her website here and she has a few more from previous months.  She plans on coming out with a new digi stamp every month.  Count me in!!  Woohoo!!   
I chose Sketch Saturday's #89 sketch and turned it completely upside down. 
I LOVE this new paper from Basic Grey called Origins.  So cool!
StampsElisabeth Bell digi image
Paper: BG Origins & Bazzill
Embellishments: Prima flowers & misc flowers, American Crafts brad and misc embellies and ribbon
Punches:  MS border punch & Labels 4 nestie
Ink: Colored With Copics and Momento Ink

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Motivet & Cute Card Thursday

Today I have 2 challenges to show you.

I just think this stamp from Motivet is ADORABLE!  Lucy Valentine!  I joined their Week 5 Challenge, which is this sketch.  They have the most amazing sketches ever because I like lots of stuff on them.
And the 2nd challenge is Cute Card Thursday, Challenge 98 this week is "Spots & Dots".

I would like to thank Norma for the great tutorial on using your border punches this way.  She's helped me get more miles out of my punches and has some great tips and wonderful cards on her blog.   Thanks Norma!

Stamps: Motivet Lucy Valentine
Paper: Making Memories "Sabrina" and Bazzill paper
Embellishments: Sabrina looking glass sticker (center of flower), misc suede ribbon, Quickutz "flowers" and labler sentiment and misc eyelets.
Punches: Martha Stewart border punch, EK Success border punch (circle) and swirl nestibility
Ink: Colored With Copics, Spica Copic and Momento Ink

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Free Motivet Digi Stamp

Is this just not the cutest image or what?  It's free over at Motivet so check it out!

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 28

I wanted to participate in The Sugar Bowl Challenge in hopes that I MIGHT have a chance on winning the brand new Magna Sugar Nellies which you can see here and they are items #2-7.  So adorable!  You have to use their sketch and add "lace" onto your card, which I chose a paper lace border.

I really didn't want to hide this gorgeous paper with embellishments but have a hard time leaving "white space".  I'm so not good at that but I forced myself to put the card down and back away from the table!  LOL!  If you look closely enough you can see the Spica pens shimmer in her hair.  I also added glaze to the coffee cup. 

Stamps:  Sugar Nellie
Paper:  Prima "Flirty Little Secret" Playful
Embellishments: Prima flowers, American Crafts pearl brad, Opaline pearls, Kaisercraft Pearls, Glossy Accents, Spica glitter pens and Stickles glitter.
Punches: Martha Stewart
Ink: Colored With Copics and Momento Ink

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #31

I colored two of these images last Sunday, Tilda with Vintage Roses, so I knew I had to use them up!  Colored images are like money in your pocket.  You just HAVE to use them!  LOL!  It's funny how different these cards turned out (see post below) considering I used the same Basic Grey Marrakech papers.  I love the spring feel to this card and must admit it's one of my most recent favorites!  I don't usually color light but managed to do it this time. 

This card is done up for Magnolia Down Under Challenge #31.  The sketch was given to us as well as the added challenge of making sure there was something orange on your card.  I don't use orange very often.......ok I couldn't tell you the last time I used orange......OH WAIT  HALLOWEEN! 
Stamps: Magnolia "Tilda with Vintage Roses" and sentiment SU's Happy Harmony
Paper: Bazzill and Basic Grey Marrakech
Embellishments: Prima Flowers, Papermania pearl brads, Kaisercraft mini pearls, ELine Prima pearls and spacers & charm from Hobby House (UK)Punches: Quickutz cookie cutter oval nesties & scalloped nestie.

Ink: Colored With Copics and Momento Ink

Roses on Paper Challenge Blog

I just adored this sketch from Roses on Paper Challenge Blog and love all their DT samples as well.  Love those cards!! 

This particular stamp is from the Magnolia Christmas collection but Diana is out of stock right now but is constantly getting in more so keep checking.  I thought I could use her not only at christmas but year round.  Well I'm going to try anyway!  LOL!

Stamps: Tilda With Vintage Roses, Sentiment SU Happy Harmomy
Paper: Bazzill and Basic Grey Marrakech
Embellishments: Prima Flowers, Maya Road heart chipboard, American Crafts jewel brads, Making Memories wedding brad, misc doiley and spacers from Hobby House (UK)
Punches: Martha Stewart border punches and MS leaf bunch
Ink: Colored With Copics and Momento Ink

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 89

This image started out being for a different sketch but then I realized the image was too big so off onto another challenge!  LOL!  A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #89 gives us this sketch to play with:
and here is my card:

Stamps: "Winter Wonderland" Sugar Nellie and misc sentiment. 
Paper: Bazzill and Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses
Embellishments: Misc pins, Kaiser pearls, E-Line Prima pearls, misc ribbon, Platinum Stickles and Flower Soft for snow.
Punches: Heart, circle & scalloped circle nesties.  Martha Stewart border and MS leaf punch.
Ink: Colored With Copics and Momento Ink

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Lily Valentine Fairy

When I saw this tutorial from Lysa I knew I just had to try it out.  It's also about a new stamp from Pink Cat Studio that I am showcasing for my LSS Creative Accents.  I kind of messed up on a few things but fixed it enough to make this card work.  LOL!  It's a chocolate holder!!  Yum or what?!!  All products can be bought from Creative Accents. 

Hope you enjoy it!
StampsPink Cat Studio "Lily Valentine Fairy"
Paper: Queen of Hearts "Splendid" Fancy Pants Designs
Embellishments: E-Line gems from Prima, Prima flowers, Doodlebug flower brad, misc teeny flower gems, Stickles, misc glitter and Cadbury Chocolate bar.  LOL!
Punches: Heart nesties (both sizes) and EK Success border punch
Ink: Colored With Copics and Momento Ink